Wettlauf für Nachfolge von Duterte auf den Philippinen
October 5, 2021 - Der überraschende Abschied von Präsident Rodrigo Duterte, sobald seine Amtszeit 2022 zu Ende geht, macht den Weg für seine Tochter Sara Duterte-Carpio frei, für die Präsidentschaft zu kandidieren.
Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, succeeded her father as mayor of the southern city of Davao in 2010. She is the frontrunner in all recent polls but has given mixed messages about running for high office.
Among other possible candidates to replace President Duterte are Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, son and namesake of the country’s former dictator, former actor and city mayor Francisco Domagoso – known by his screen name Isko Moreno – and newly retired boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.
The stakes for the Philippines could not be higher. Once one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, the country has been battered by the pandemic.
Deadline for filing candidacies is October 8, but parties can until mid-November replace a candidate who dies, withdraws, or is disqualified by the country’s election commission.